These cute carrot cupcakes make an adorable spring or Easter treat!
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors
1/4Cof vegetable oil
24cupcake liners OR spray the cupcake tin with nonstick spray
1Cwhite frosting (cream cheese frostingpreferred
1/2package of green apple twizzlers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin tins.
In a medium size bowl combine the ground cinnamon, salt, flour and baking soda and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the 3 eggs, buttermilk, oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla.
Slowly fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture, mixing well. Add the shredded carrots and other optional items if desired.
Bake on 350 for 20 - 25 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean). Let cool completely for several hours before to frosting/decorating.
While the cupcakes are baking/cooling you can work on the decorations (and making homemade frosting if you'd like to use that instead of store bought). Here's how to make the "carrots":
Take 1 Circus Peanut at a time and using a sharp/small paring knife whittle a small hole in the end of each peanut.
Pull apart the green twizzlers. Using 3 strands at a time (you will want to shorten them) push them into the small hole you made (use the paring knife if needed). Repeat this process with the other Circus Peanuts.
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, use a small spatula to frost the top of each one and set the 'carrots' on top.
Store in a airtight container for a few days or you can also store in the freezer for several months.
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